If you are looking for a fun, family day out this April, Tasting Australia has the perfect list for you. From cooking classes to food-filled fairs, the 2018 Tasting Australia program has so much on that kids – both young and old – will enjoy.
13-22 April, Rundle Mall, FREE
Is your little one an aspiring chef? Taste Buds is a program exclusive for 7 to 12-year-olds to teach them about food, nutrition, food provenance and food preparation. This fun, hands-on and sensory approach will be led by leading South Australian chefs, producers, artists and gardeners and will be a guaranteed good time for all (and it won’t cost you a cent!)
Food Saucerers BBQ Gurus for Teens
18 April, Scoffed, $75
Teach your teens all about the fun of firing up the family barbecue. This three-hour cooking class hosted by Scoffed will empower teenagers to cook several dishes – including dessert – all using a Weber barbecue safely. A great opportunity to perfect the grilling technique, learn about cuts of meat and how to prepare them properly, and cook with fresh vegetables and herbs straight from the garden.
Feast on Yorkes
15 April, Barley Stacks Wines, FREE
A fair-like event showcasing local food, wine and talent in the unique Barley Stacks barn-style cellar door and function centre. Mix and mingle among the ambient atmosphere while enjoying local seafood, spit-roasted meats, beverages and more. All products available for tasting are sourced from the Yoke Peninsula.
Westfield Food and Wine Weekend
21-22 April, Westfield Marion, Tea Tree Plaza and West Lakes, Various prices
Westfield Marion, Tea Tree Plaza and West Lakes are excited to be hosting the Westfield Food and Wine Weekend in conjunction with Tasting Australia. You can register for Mini Foodies Masterclasses with Sprout Cooking for kids aged 6 to 12 at these Westfield centres (just $10 with a gift to take home). Meanwhile, parents can try complimentary tastings from pop-up cellar doors, try delicious foods, and watch free demos with renowned South Aussie foodies.
Tasting Australia runs from 13-22 April 2018. View the full program here.